ELF instruction for section and branch.

Gagneet Singh gagneet@acmet.com
Wed Dec 24 11:14:00 GMT 2003


I tried using it for MIPS but I think it is not defined there, but it
work perfectly for x86 ELF.
Will have to get more info on this from the MIPS people.

Thanx for the advice. 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jamie Lokier [mailto:jamie@shareable.org] 
> Sent: Sunday, 21 December, 2003 20:22 PM
> To: Gagneet Singh
> Cc: 'Richard Sandiford'; gcc@gcc.gnu.org; gcc-help@gcc.gnu.org
> Subject: Re: ELF instruction for section and branch.
> 
> 
> Gagneet Singh wrote:
> > I wish to compile and link the example in the x86 architecture with 
> > ELF format as output, how will I do that and specially is that 
> > possible??
> 
> It works fine with x86 and plenty of other architectures.
> 
> You may also find the ".subsection" directive useful, if all 
> you need is for some instructions to be out of line.  It will 
> put the code in a separate subsection at the end of the same 
> section in the object file, so the offset can be calculated 
> at assembly time instead of link time.
> 
> -- Jamie
> 



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